Having carved some of the rockface detail, my next task was to bring it to life with some colour.
Before I began any real colouring I gave the rockface a coat of Tamiya spray paint (Haze Grey TS-32), to give a base colour. This also allowed me to easily see any detail I wasn’t happy with.
The colouring of the rockface was done with a variety of medium. Visual references I’ve built up were used as a guide whilst I worked.
I started by laying down some Tamiya acrylic paints (Buff XF-57, Desert Yellow XF-59 and Dark Yellow XF-60), seen here in my laser cut bottle stand. (I’m a bugger for knocking over liquid glue bottles, etc.)
The effect was then built up by blending in Reeves water colours.
To finish off I dusted the surface with a weathering of pastel powders of black and white.
I’m quite pleased with the rockface colouring so far. Just a lot more of the same to do before I’ve got a quarry.